Boxscore
Vanderbilt 63, Georgia 41
Friday, March 9, 2012 10:00 PM
Location - New Orleans Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana
Officials - Pat Evans, Anthony Jordan, Garry Maxwell
Attendance - N/A

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Georgia 25 16 41
Vanderbilt 24 39 63

Recap


Vanderbilt 63, Georgia 41: John Jenkins scored 15 points as the Commodores survived a sluggish first half in the SEC tournament quarterfinals.

The third-seeded Commodores (22-10) will meet No. 7 seed Mississippi in Saturday's semifinals. A victory would send Vanderbilt into the SEC championship game for the first time since 1951.

Georgia (15-17) led 25-24 at halftime and were within 36-32 after Dustin Ware’s 3-pointer with 14:36 to go. The Commodores put the game out of reach with a 14-3 run, holding the Bulldogs without a field goal for 8:22.

Jenkins and Lance Goulbourne jump-started the run with 3-pointers and Festus Ezeli’s layup with 6:50 remaining gave Vanderbilt a 50-35 lead.

Brad Tinsley added 12 points for the Commodores. Ezeli and Goulbourne each scored 10 points.

One night after shooting 51 percent in an opening-round upset of Mississippi State, Georgia could not get on track. The Bulldogs shot only 31.9 percent and early foul trouble to forwards Marcus Thornton and Donte Williams hurt Georgia’s chances of a second-straight stunner.

Ware led the Bulldogs with 10 points. Gerald Robinson, who scored 23 points in each of the past two games, finished with only three points.

GAME NOTEBOOK:
Early fouls forced Georgia coach Mark Fox to dig deep into his bench, and seldom-used reserve John Cannon scored six points in the first half. … Georgia’s bench outscored Vanderbilt’s reserves 17-0 in the opening 20 minutes. … Vanderbilt, which led the SEC in 3-point shooting this season (40 percent), finished 6 for 25 beyond the arc (24 percent).

Georgia Bulldogs

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope 24:00 1-6 0-2 0-0 1 3 4 1 2 1 2 1 2
Nemanja Djurisic 30:00 3-8 0-1 1-2 0 3 3 0 1 0 5 1 7
Gerald Robinson 32:00 1-6 0-2 1-2 0 4 4 1 0 0 1 0 3
Marcus Thornton 6:00 0-0 0-0 2-4 0 1 1 0 4 0 1 0 2
Donte Williams 12:00 0-1 0-0 1-2 1 0 1 0 5 0 1 0 1
Dustin Ware 32:00 4-11 2-9 0-0 0 2 2 2 0 0 2 0 10
Sherrard Brantley 16:00 1-2 0-0 0-0 0 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 2
John Florveus 11:00 2-3 0-0 0-0 3 0 3 1 1 0 0 1 4
John Cannon 11:00 1-3 0-0 4-4 1 1 2 1 1 1 0 0 6
Tim Dixon 4:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 0 1 0 1 0 0
Vincent Williams 11:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 1 0 0 3 0 0
Matt Bucklin 2:00 0-2 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Connor Nolte 6:00 1-3 0-2 0-2 2 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 2
Jay Rome 2:00 1-2 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 2
Elliot Long 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 15-47 2-17 9-16 8 23 31 7 16 3 17 3 41
  31.9% 11.8% 56.2% Team Rebs: 5   Total TO: 17

Vanderbilt Commodores

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Festus Ezeli 21:00 5-6 0-0 0-2 0 4 4 1 2 0 1 0 10
Lance Goulbourne 20:00 3-8 1-2 3-4 1 5 6 2 2 2 2 0 10
John Jenkins 30:00 6-13 3-9 0-0 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 15
Jeffery Taylor 28:00 2-10 1-6 1-2 2 1 3 1 2 2 2 0 6
Brad Tinsley 26:00 5-7 1-2 1-1 0 4 4 3 2 1 2 0 12
Rod Odom 22:00 1-3 0-1 0-0 0 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 2
Kedren Johnson 16:00 2-6 0-3 2-2 0 1 1 1 1 2 0 0 6
Steve Tchiengang 13:00 0-1 0-1 0-0 2 2 4 0 2 0 0 0 0
Dai-Jon Parker 14:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 2 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 0
Josh Henderson 2:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0
Shelby Moats 2:00 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0
Aaron Noll 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
James Siakam 3:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Jordan Smart 2:00 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
TOTAL 200 25-57 6-25 7-11 7 25 32 11 14 8 8 1 63
  43.9% 24.0% 63.6% Team Rebs: 0   Total TO: 8
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